Welcome to the National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia,
the Pearl in the Heart of Philadelphia.
Located in South Philadelphia just steps from the Broad Street Line and in sight of City Hall, The National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia serves the nation. Here, we hold dear the values of our beloved Saint Rita of Cascia: peacemaking, healing, forgiveness, and reconciliation.
Thanksgiving Day Schedule:
Thursday, November 22: Mass at 9 AM in the Lower Shrine will include a blessing of your Thanksgiving food. The Shrine will close after Mass.
Friday, November 23: the Shrine will be open regular hours, but the Shrine Offices and Gift Shop will be closed.
Sunday, November 18 Healing MAss:
Several people have asked for the prayer that Fr. Jack Deegan prayed at the end of his homily at today's Healing Mass. This prayer was written by Fr. John Bucki, S.J.
Christ, let me see you in others;
Christ, let others see you in me;
Christ, let me see!
You are the caller.
You are the poor.
You are the stranger at the door.
You are the wanderer, the unfed.
You are the homeless with no bed.
You are the man driven insane.
You are the child crying in pain.
You are the other who comes to me.
Open my eyes that, I may see.
Healing and Hope
For more information and full text about the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s establishment of Independent Reconciliation and Reparations Program to support survivors of childhood sexual abuse, please click here. For information about the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s safe environment initiatives, visit www.AOPPledgetoProtect.com.
The National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia operates under the auspices of the
Augustinian Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova.